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Head of Legal & Compliance

Blockchain.com Jobs / Singapore / Legal Services
Job Overview

We are seeking an outstanding legal and compliance leader to join our fast-growing team as Head of Legal & Compliance for Singapore. This role, reporting to the Chief Compliance Officer with a dotted line into the VP & Deputy General Counsel, Legal, and will be responsible for overseeing compliance with the Payment Services Act and other legal and regulatory regimes where applicable.

We are looking for a highly motivated, adaptable and collaborative person who can handle ambiguity and enjoys building. If you have experience in a fast-paced environment and are looking for an opportunity to be a member of an innovative compliance team in the crypto asset space, this is the perfect opportunity for you!


Run the Compliance program like a machine. Oversee and design regulatory compliance strategies and implement our programs for all compliance topics, such as Licensing, KYC, Transaction Monitoring, On-Chain Monitoring, PEP/Sanctions/Adverse Media Screening, Regulatory/STR Reporting. You will also play the role as Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

  • Act as the liaison officer with MAS and maintain the Major Payment Institution License
  • Advise and support the institutional business on all compliance matters and ensure the business is in alignment with license requirements globally
  • Maintain local AML/CFT policy, standards and operating procedures & controls and and ensure effective implementation of the program firm-wide and contribute to Group level AML/CFT policies as well
  • Work with technology and product teams in assessing and mitigating technology risk and regulatory risks
  • Conduct reviews on the adequacy and relevance of regulatory and compliance strategies, policies and frameworks, and oversee enhancements to address control deficiencies.
  • Implement and conduct regular compliance training programs on an ongoing basis to educate staff on the relevant regulatory developments, compliance policies and procedures
  • Serve as the key person for internal and external compliance audits for the Institutional Business
  • Develop and support the Institutional Compliance team to grow their capabilities and manage an effective and efficient Compliance framework
  • Advise and ensure AML and CTF requirement fulfillment for new product and service developments
  • Oversee compliance management of vendor relationships focusing on AML compliance in a rapid growth environment
  • Conduct investigations when needed with senior management
  • Manage other assigned responsibilities


Support the efforts of the Institutional and Global Regulatory Teams (Legal):

  • Advise on legal matters applicable to products and services offered by crypto firms - particularly spot trading in Singapore
  • Draft and negotiate spot trading agreements
  • Support the business and our product lawyers with regulatory analysis when assessing new products or services
  • Follow new legal and regulatory developments in the fast moving world of UK/EU cryptocurrency regulation
  • Work closely with broader Risk and Compliance to establish global systems and controls to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Instruct and manage external counsel engagement as necessary
  • Provide internal training to non-Legal stakeholders


  • 7+ years of relevant experience in compliance roles of an international scope (AML/CFT, compliance in financial services industries)
  • JD or equivalent
  • Broad exposure to APAC region compliance issues
  • Experiences in the blockchain space is a plus
  • AML specialist certification with a recognized institution/association of a recognized professional body, would be advantageous
  • Experience in developing and administering internal controls and processes
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of business functions including Technology
  • Experience working to improve onboarding processes integrated across front office and operations
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, organizational and time management skills

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